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Primates Council (House of Bishop) for North America

The HOB meets twice a year, all Bishops attend.  Each does not represent his diocese, but instead, is called to hear God for the Charismatic Episcopal Church of North America.

The CEC is overseen by Charismatic Bishops (Hence the name Charismatic Episcopal Church).  These Bishop meet to hear God trough consensus.

The objective of consensus government is to hear the voice of the Lord for the church (whether the local church or the international church).  The church is governed at all levels by leaders who choose men to serve on their councils.  The councils shall operate according to the rules of consensus government.

We Believe Consensus is:

  1. An order of government that is based upon covenant relationships, a yielding of each leader’s will to the Spirit of God, an open and honest submission to the one set apart by God as the leader among leaders, and a faithfulness to each leader that is noted by a fervent desire to “lay down one’s life.” It is unity of wills submitted to the will of God.
  2. The biblical model of hearing from God for his church.
  3. Hearing the voice of God for the government of the church and to help each man hear the voice of God for his life and ministry


Spring: Next Primate’s Council will be 12-14 March 2019; Bel Air Maryland

Fall: Primate’s Council will meet in Malverne, NY 10,11,12 Sept 2019.

2018 Statements

HOB 2018 Statement

The Primates Council meet in Malverne, NY, from 11-13 Sept.

Issued Discussed:   Fr Rob Northwood affirmed to be the newest Bishop in the CEC.

Primates Council Fall 2017

The Primates Council meet in Malverne, NY, from 19-21 Sept.

Issued Discussed:   2018 Convocation, National Canons, Church Growth, and Africa.

2016 Statements

Primates Council Fall 2016

The Fall 2016 Primates Council meet at the Cathedral Church of the Intercessor, 27-29 Sept

Issues Discussed: CEC-NA Standard Polices, Theological Commission Reports, Ecumenical Report, National Canons, Clergy Conference

Primates Council Spring 2016

The Spring 2016 HOB was held at the Cathedral Church of Saint Dismas, from 23-25 Sept 2016.

Issues Discussed: Ecumenical Reports, CEC for Life, North American Canons, Theological Working Group

2015 Statements

Primates Council Fall 2015

The Spring Primates Council meet at the Cathedral Church of the Saint Dismas, 13-15 October.

Issues discussed were Holy Matrimony,  Canons Law, National Canons, and By-Laws

Primates Council Spring 2015

The Spring 2015 Primates Council meet at the Cathedral of Saint Dismas, 3-5 March 2015.

Issues Discuss were National Canons, Ecumenical Relations, Diocese of Carolina’s, and New York Clergy Gathering

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